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Thursday, March 20
 

8:00am PDT

Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, & Engineering in the Classroom
Fabrication (3D printing), physical computing (robotics) and programming collide with recycled materials, tinkering and craft traditions to create fun projects that exceed the Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core.
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Thursday March 20, 2014 8:00am - 11:00am PDT
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View ticket for room location.

9:00am PDT

1:1 iPad Implementation or The Good, Bad, & Everything Else!
Le Grand Union High School District is a Title One high school district that decided to start on a one-to-one iPad rollout in the Fall of 2011. We are now in our third year of 1:1 and all students have iPads. We will provide insights from both a classroom and administrative perspective, and what is happening with regards to Common Core.
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Thursday March 20, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Pasadena, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

9:00am PDT

Common Sense Media: Helping Make Good Online and Media Choices
Internet safety curriculum, essential apps for kids and teens, apps for special needs students, resources for parents, video and game reviews -- FREE! Common Sense Media, your one-stop destination, is a non-partisan, non-profit organization providing trustworthy information, education, and independent voice to thrive in a world of media and technology.
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Thursday March 20, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Sierra, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

9:00am PDT

Creating Video On YouTube
Teachers and students can use the video creation and editing tools in YouTube to create educational videos. Access to YouTube is necessary to replicate the activities included in this presentation.
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Thursday March 20, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

9:00am PDT

Handwriting Adaptations: High to Low Tech Solutions
This presentation will review the developmental sequence of writing development and how educators has assist a student at their functional level. Attendees will have a better understanding of writing development, adaptive equipment/techniques, and keyboarding/speech-to-text options.
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Thursday March 20, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Tapestry, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

9:00am PDT

Infographics: Telling a Story With Data
Infographics are a fun and visual way to learn! I will share my journey creating infographics with students using free resources. Learn about getting started, meeting common core, and supporting students.
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Thursday March 20, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Mesquite F, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

9:00am PDT

iPads for Content Creation
The true power of iPads is in their ability to be used as a tool for the creation of content for both students and teacher alike.
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avatar for Shelly Moses

Shelly Moses

2nd, 3rd, 5th Grade Teacher, San Diego Jewish Academy
I have nicknamed myself the Mean Evil Step Teacher because I make my students work hard. On the first day of school I tell them to kiss their bottom goodbye because they will work it off. And they do! Happily! By synthesizing technology with hands-on learning and excitement, we... Read More →


Thursday March 20, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Mojave Learning Center, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:30am PDT

App Mashup: Beyond Basic Creativity
Learn how to take student app creations from a basic level to the next level by combining two or more creations for an innovative product, thereby repurposing the original apps.
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avatar for Smita Kolhatkar

Smita Kolhatkar

Director of Technology and Innovation, Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School
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Carolyn Tuomy

Consultant, Palo Alto Unified School District
Carolyn taught kindergarten through grade 6. She is now a consultant specializing in technology integration.


Thursday March 20, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Mojave Learning Center, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:30am PDT

Bringing New Life to Student Writing Projects Using Google Sites
Looking to enhance your student writing projects through meaningful technology integration? Learn to create student Google Sites to help your students build key tech skills and publish their work online.
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avatar for Kerri Willa

Kerri Willa

Director of Educational Technology, Chinese American International School
Teacher, technologist, and lifelong learner. Passionate about ed tech and leading school change.


Thursday March 20, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Mesquite B, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:30am PDT

ON[the]LINE: A California 21st Century School District Initiative
Districts and boards search for resources that bring together policy, legal and edtech in a meaningful, practical way. This California initiative has done just that.
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avatar for Elizabeth Brumbaugh

Elizabeth Brumbaugh

PS-12 Director of Learning, Innovation & Design, The Harker School
Lead Learner, Google for Education Certified Innovator and Trainer, FableVision Ambassador, 2015 ACSA State Technology Leader of the Year, Leading Edge Certified in all the things, dog-mom, toddler-mom and lover of all things honest and nerdy.


Thursday March 20, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Sierra, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:30am PDT

Pencils to Paperless: Developing a Blended Environment for Tweens
Learn how one teacher guided her honors, remedial, and elective classes into the blended world of digital Project Based Learning and Common Core connections.
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avatar for Heather Wolpert-Gawron

Heather Wolpert-Gawron

teacher/coach, Jefferson Middle School
Heather Wolpert-Gawron is an award-winning middle school teacher and PBL coach. She was the 2013 Department of Education Profiled Connected Educator as well as the San Gabriel Valley CUE Teacher of the Year for 2009.  Heather is the author of Just Ask Us: Kids Speak Out on Stude... Read More →


Thursday March 20, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Ventura, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:30am PDT

Ready, Set, Collaborate: Implementing Common Core with Shared iPads
Discover how you can create meaningful learning experiences, foster powerful collaboration, and maximize student engagement to meet Common Core standards even if students only have a few iPads to share.
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avatar for Nancy Minicozzi

Nancy Minicozzi

Instructional Technology Coach, Beverly Hills USD
Nancy is an i4Coach/Tech TOSA at Beverly Hills High School. A Google Certified Innovator and Trainer and a host of the TLC Ninja podcast, she is passionate about helping other educators innovate their practices and presents frequently at conferences. Find her online at tlc.ninja and... Read More →


Thursday March 20, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Pasadena, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:30am PDT

Ready, Set, Screencast
Flipping, Blending or otherwise shaking up your teaching? In this session we will explore screencast applications such as: Screencast-O-Matic, Camtasia and Google Hangouts on Air. In addition we will also review editing and annotation tools for quick and easy creation of videos.
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avatar for Scott Kley Contini

Scott Kley Contini

Director of Learning Innovation & Design, The Harker School


Thursday March 20, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Smoketree DE, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:30am PDT

Rock the Elementary Classroom! Songwriting Across the Curriculum
Integrate the arts into the Common Core by composing music with students in GarageBand. Write an original standards-based song in this session for your students.
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avatar for Bill Selak

Bill Selak

Director of Technology, Hillbrook School
All that is #EduAwesome. With (attempts at) humor. Snapchat = billselak. Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Innovator, #ISTE Emerging Leader.


Thursday March 20, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Mesquite F, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:30am PDT

Shining a Spotlight on Student Creativity: The California Student Media Festival
Learn how the spotlight can shine on your students! This session will highlight the amazing and creative efforts from winners of the California Student Media Festival. Join us to see the innovate ways that technology is used in the classroom across the state. We hope it inspires you to get your students recognized. We will also showcase the FREE submission process and how you can “steal this festival” and start your own regional celebration.
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Thursday March 20, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Santa Rosa, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:30am PDT

Video Announcements - Be the Hero of Your School!
Be led from casting students, script writing, filming, editing, to publishing your video online. Demonstration will include computer editing AND ipad editing. Be ready to film next week...guaranteed.
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avatar for Michael Grothem

Michael Grothem

6th grade teacher, CNUSD
Michael is a 6th grade teacher in Corona, California with a master's degree and 13 years of teaching experience. He won “Best of Ed Tech” from Tech & Learning for his school video announcement program. He was won 2 international video competitions with his students and was a presenter... Read More →


Thursday March 20, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Mesquite GH, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

11:20am PDT

Creating with iPads in Middle School (bring your own iPad)
There is still a perception that iPads are a consumption device at best but teachers and students around the world are making meaningful content using this device. With increasingly significant app flow, students are exercising critical and complex thinking skills to create on their iPads. Participants must bring their own iPad 2 or higher running iOS6 or higher.
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avatar for Kelly Scholten

Kelly Scholten

Instructional Tech Coach and Librarian, Hillbrook
Kelly Scholten serves as the librarian and Lower School Instructional Technology Coach at Hillbrook, working with students and teachers in grades JK-4 to facilitate learning through the use of technology. Kelly has a passion for how technology can redefine teaching and learning, and... Read More →


Thursday March 20, 2014 11:20am - 2:20pm PDT
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View ticket for room location.

12:30pm PDT

Making the Internet a Family Activity
Learning begins at home. http://cyberfamilies.blogspot.com, developed by a librarian, is a fun safe vehicle to help families explore the Internet together.
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avatar for Lesley Farmer

Lesley Farmer

Professor of Library Media, California State University, Long Beach
Dr. Lesley Farmer, Professor at California State University (CSU) Long Beach, coordinates the Librarianship program. She also manages CSU’s ICT Literacy Project. Dr. Farmer chairs CSLA's Committee on Standards Integration and the Research TF. She chaired the International Federation... Read More →


Thursday March 20, 2014 12:30pm - 12:50pm PDT
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

12:30pm PDT

App-solutely Common Core
Got CCSS iOS? Own the transition to Common Core with these app-solutely rockin' iPad apps that will help you and your students develop app-titude in the 4 C's.
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avatar for Jessica Pack

Jessica Pack

Language Arts, Social Studies, ASB, Video Production Teacher, Palm Springs USD
Jessica teaches 6th grade Language Arts, #flipclass Social Studies, Associated Student Body Leadership, and Video Production for Palm Springs Unified. She is a 2014 California Teacher of the Year and her classroom is a 1:1 Chromebook environment with plenty of iPads for students to... Read More →
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Bhavini Patel

Technology TOSA, Palm Springs USD
Bhavini is an Instructional Technology TOSA for PSUSD. She is a Certified Google Educator and an Apple Teacher. She has also completed all of the Leading Edge Certifications. In addition has experience teaching both primary and upper grades in the elementary school setting.


Thursday March 20, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Madera, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:30pm PDT

12:30pm PDT

Culture Shift: Personalize Learning for Every Learner
When you personalize learning, teacher and learner roles change. Learn the what, why, and how of personalizing learning so every learner is motivated and engaged in the learning process.
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Thursday March 20, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:30pm PDT

Designing Digital Tattoos - Helping Students Create Their Digital Presence
We talk about digital “footprints”, but digital identities are really digital tattoos, which can’t easily be erased. Let’s help students carefully design a digital identity to represent them well.
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avatar for Adina Sullivan-Marlow

Adina Sullivan-Marlow

Coordinator, Teacher Effectiveness, San Diego County Office of Education
A focus on student needs, equity/accessibility, and teacher goals is the basis of Adina’s work. Adina is the Founder and Board President of EquityEDU, Google Certified Innovator and Trainer, and Leading Edge Certification Instructor.


Thursday March 20, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Sierra, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:30pm PDT

Finding Your Voice with Media in the iPad Classroom
Develop student expression within a media rich, student-centered learning environment. We’ll explore a variety of projects and iPad apps that facilitate creative, personal narrative across the curriculum.
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Thursday March 20, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Mojave Learning Center, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:30pm PDT

Just Add Content - Differentiate Learning with Canvas FREE for Teachers
Receive your free Canvas k12 teacher account, learn how to easily enroll your students and add content. In one hour you will have fully functioning online blended learning tool.
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avatar for Dave Anderson

Dave Anderson

Teacher / Technology Trainer, Logan City School District


Thursday March 20, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Ventura, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:30pm PDT

QR Codes and Augmented Reality - Harry Potter Pictures DO Exist!
QR codes are everywhere: on advertisements, coupons, tickets, and more. Within minutes, create free QR codes and discuss ways to engage your students! Then let the possibilities of Augmented Reality blow your mind.
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avatar for Rebecca Girard

Rebecca Girard

Science Teacher/EdTech Instigator, Notre Dame High School
Rebecca has been teaching high school science for the past 23 years. She is passionate about educating young minds and sharing with her students the impact that science has on our daily lives. She is also the EdTech Instigator/Lead Learner for Notre Dame High School. 2013 MEd Media... Read More →
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Anne Schaefer-Salinas

Associate Principal, Notre Dame High School
I work at an all-girls Catholic High School where I began in the Social Sciences Department. Over time, I have taught nearly every history course we offer. I transitioned into Administration in 2013 and am currently serving as the Associate Head of School for Academics. As a result... Read More →


Thursday March 20, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Smoketree F, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

1:30pm PDT

Badges and Rewards: Achievement-Based Gamification Tools in Grades 7-12
A presentation on two years’ research and practical use of video-game style achievement apps in Independent schools. Comparisons of ClassDojo and Educachievements, utilized in 7th, 10th and 12th grade classes.
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Thursday March 20, 2014 1:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

1:30pm PDT

Infusing Technology in Classic Models of Teaching
Looking for cool Common Core teaching approaches? Don’t reinvent the wheel! Learn about proven teaching models from the past and how to update them with an infusion of modern technology.
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avatar for Michael Simkins

Michael Simkins

Consulting Director, TICAL
Michael is an experienced educator and lifelong learner. Over the years, he has been an elementary schoolteacher, principal, director of large-scale educational technology projects, non-profit COO, and consultant to educational, governmental, and non-profit organizations. Since... Read More →


Thursday March 20, 2014 1:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm PDT

Heads or Tails: To flip your classroom and how to do it
Learn about flipping the classroom, and the research behind it. In this presentation I will share my resources, show you how to use them and suggest content to flip.
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avatar for Malia Hoffmann

Malia Hoffmann

Program Coordinator & Assistant Professor, Concordia University Irvine
Dr. Malia Hoffmann has been a lifelong educator. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Middle School Education and began teaching middle school, cross-curricular subjects, while integrating technology to keep her students motivated. While teaching middle school she earned... Read More →


Thursday March 20, 2014 2:00pm - 2:20pm PDT
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

2:00pm PDT

Bringing Your IEPs Into the 21st Century-Student Driven Presentations
Showcase your students as the presenters of their own IEPs. By integrating technology using Google Calendar/Presentation, they will take the lead and become media stars at their own meetings.
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avatar for GeGe Drozen

GeGe Drozen

Resource Specialist/SDC Teacher/Workability Coordinator, Minarets High School
GeGe has taught for 14 years in the field of special education as an SDC teacher, Resource Specialist and Workability Coordinator. Her professional career was influenced by her experience as a mother of a son with learning differences. She has recently completed her M.A. in Educational... Read More →


Thursday March 20, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Mesquite F, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm PDT

Can I Use That? Fair Use for the Remix Generation
Are your students copyright confused? This session addresses copyright, fair use, and remix culture in a CCSS and media literacy framework. Help students harness their rights and responsibilities as creators!
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avatar for Gail Desler

Gail Desler

Tech Integration Specialist, Elk Grove Unified School District
Gail Desler is a technology integration specialist for the Elk Grove Unified School District. She is also a Google Certified Teacher and a Teacher Consultant for the National Writing Project. Much of her focus is in supporting students in becoming “change writers,” empowered to... Read More →


Thursday March 20, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Sierra, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm PDT

2:00pm PDT

CROPPED: Creating Multimedia Collaborative Competition for Any Classroom
CROPPED is inspired by the Food Network hit show, Chopped. CROPPED combines collaborative technology projects; Appetizer, Entrée, Dessert, and Documentary, with curricular "secret ingredients" to showcase creative, content-based, student learning.
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Thursday March 20, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Mesquite GH, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm PDT

Fostering Excellence through Video Projects and Contests
Learn approaches to (and what's available for) developing video projects, as well as copyright, citation, effective feedback, and competing successfully in contests. All attendees will receive free resources.
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avatar for Rushton Hurley

Rushton Hurley

Exec. Director and Lead Janitor, NextVista.org
Rushton Hurley is an educator who believes this is a great time to teach. In his work, he has taught Japanese language, been principal of an online school, directed a professional development program, and succeeded as a social benefit entrepreneur. He loves creativity, collaborative... Read More →


Thursday March 20, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Pasadena, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm PDT

Moving Towards Mastery: the Rigorous Flipped Classroom School Day
Session will explore the traditional school day for a flipped classroom. Focus will be on Project Based Learning, differentiation, Web 2.0 tools, and ongoing assessment for mastery while emphasizing 21st Century Skills.
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Thursday March 20, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Madera, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm PDT

MS Office Tips and Tricks for Teachers
This session will introduce teachers to new or lesser known features of MS Office.
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Thursday March 20, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Primrose A, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm PDT

Rolling Out Your Mobile Learning Initiative
In August, the Coachella Valley Unified School District rolled out a one-to-one iPad program for its more than 20,000 students. Building on islands of excellence and best practices of iPad pilot teachers during the 2012-2013 school year and in partnership with Apple, this workshop will describe the path CVUSD followed from idea to implementation.
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Thursday March 20, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Smoketree DE, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm PDT

Streamline Your Workflow 2.0
Sharing model tools from practicing administrators, simplify and streamline your life and work. Learn about and create powerful, simple tools that work for you.
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avatar for Elizabeth Brumbaugh

Elizabeth Brumbaugh

PS-12 Director of Learning, Innovation & Design, The Harker School
Lead Learner, Google for Education Certified Innovator and Trainer, FableVision Ambassador, 2015 ACSA State Technology Leader of the Year, Leading Edge Certified in all the things, dog-mom, toddler-mom and lover of all things honest and nerdy.
avatar for Kyle Brumbaugh

Kyle Brumbaugh

Director of Technology and Innovation, Redwood City School District
EdTech Evangelist / Guerrilla Learner - Google for Education Certified Innovator - CommonSenseMedia Trainer - Leading Edge Certified Trainer/Developer


Thursday March 20, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA
 
Friday, March 21
 

10:00am PDT

1:1 High School with Chromebooks and GAFE:Year 1
Participants will hear how putting 800 Chromebooks into the hands of students has impacted teaching, learning, and management at California's newest high school.
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avatar for Anthony Doyle

Anthony Doyle

Teacher Librarian, El Capitan High School
Learning, teaching, reading, technology...


Friday March 21, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Mesquite DE, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:00am PDT

Design and Implementation of a Comprehensive Online/Blended Learning PD Program
Discover the steps in designing a comprehensive online/blended learning PD program. Starting with foundations to eventually building sustainability in your own programs.
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Friday March 21, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Ventura, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:00am PDT

Doceri: Creating Dynamic Flipped Lessons for Complete Student Engagement
Doceri has become the standard for engaged interactive classroom instruction. Teachers and students find the intuitive interface to be both simple and extremely capable in creating content for the classroom.
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Friday March 21, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Mesquite B, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:00am PDT

iPad Projects for the 21st Century Classroom
In this session, two teachers share technology projects created in their elementary 1:1 iPad classrooms, which creatively focus on the integration of technology with the Common Core Standards.
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Kay Little

Digital Learning Coach, Lakeside Union School District
Kay has taught in the elementary classroom for 21 years, and is in her 4th year as a Digital Learning Coach in the Lakeside Union School District. She is a National Board Certified teacher in Literacy, and holds a Masters Degree in Teaching with a Specialization in Best Practices... Read More →


Friday March 21, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Mojave Learning Center, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:00am PDT

Top Ten Classroom Tools of the Maker Movement
Learn how hard fun, big ideas, and innovative technology for K-12 classrooms come alive with 3D printing, robots, programming, wearable computing, conductive paint, and more.
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Friday March 21, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Mesquite C, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:15am PDT

Being Spielberg: Using Film Challenges to Meet Common Core (bring your own iPad/iPad mini)
Empower your students, unleash their creativity, and develop powerful Common Core literacy skills by implementing digital storytelling film challenges. Experience the process, explore curriculum connections, and develop a finished product! Participants needs to bring their own iPad 2 or higher or iPad mini running iOS6 or higher.
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avatar for Jessica Pack

Jessica Pack

Language Arts, Social Studies, ASB, Video Production Teacher, Palm Springs USD
Jessica teaches 6th grade Language Arts, #flipclass Social Studies, Associated Student Body Leadership, and Video Production for Palm Springs Unified. She is a 2014 California Teacher of the Year and her classroom is a 1:1 Chromebook environment with plenty of iPads for students to... Read More →


Friday March 21, 2014 10:15am - 1:15pm PDT
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View ticket for room location.

10:30am PDT

Admin and Teachers Organize & Teach Digitally With LiveScribe Pens
Quick tips, ideas and samples for making your digital life easier with LiveScribe Smart Pens. Admin, teachers, and students can benefit from this Cue Tip session.
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Laura Conley

Technology Integration, Take Action Reporting & Consulting
Creating a Flipped PD model for teachers to enjoy learning is one of my life long goals. It's exciting to see teachers and students making the learning connections and having fun. I believe if we are enjoying learning and life then we are in the right place at the right time! I've... Read More →


Friday March 21, 2014 10:30am - 10:50am PDT
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

11:00am PDT

APP SMASHING! Use several free apps to do richer student projects!
Learn about APP SMASHING!! Are you tired of wondering "how would I use this awesome free app?" Get a live demo of some of the most productive FREE iOS apps! See almost a dozen apps demo'ed by an Apple Distinguished Educator and CUE Rock Star teacher in only 20 minutes!
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avatar for Jon Corippo

Jon Corippo

Author/Educator, Eduprotocols
I'm not a tech geek. I'm a teaching geek who loves edtech. I've helped make school better for thousands of educators and many more thousand students by not doing school the same old way. Let's #TechBetterWorkLess together!!!


Friday March 21, 2014 11:00am - 11:20am PDT
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

11:00am PDT

iPad Multimedia iBooks with the Camera and Book Creator Apps
Demonstration of iBooks created by first to third graders, and of how to create an iBook using Book Creator. The iBook will contain text, photos and videos of the creators, voiceover, and music.
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avatar for Phil Landfried

Phil Landfried

tech specialist, Goleta Schools
teaching technology, byod, video with iPads, Book Creator, Google Research Tool, Google Docs, 3d printing,


Friday March 21, 2014 11:00am - 1:00pm PDT
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

11:00am PDT

Mindcraft Madness: Educational Benefits?
Minecraft has the possibility of huge educational benefits for children; it can help teach numerous subjects both with and without adult involvement. Learning in Minecraft could be faster than traditional methods of education, as children are often far more motivated, get more practice, and feel that what they are learning is useful. Also various negative aspects, such as overuse, will be presented.
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Friday March 21, 2014 11:00am - 1:00pm PDT
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

11:00am PDT

Showcasing Student Work in a Virtual Museum
Students create artifacts for a virtual museum that enables visitors to point devices and watch the artifacts morph into explanatory documentary videos.
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Friday March 21, 2014 11:00am - 1:00pm PDT
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

11:30am PDT

APP SMASHING! Use several free apps to do richer student projects!
Learn about APP SMASHING!! Are you tired of wondering "how would I use this awesome free app?" Get a live demo of some of the most productive FREE iOS apps! See almost a dozen apps demo'ed by an Apple Distinguished Educator and CUE Rock Star teacher.
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avatar for Jon Corippo

Jon Corippo

Author/Educator, Eduprotocols
I'm not a tech geek. I'm a teaching geek who loves edtech. I've helped make school better for thousands of educators and many more thousand students by not doing school the same old way. Let's #TechBetterWorkLess together!!!


Friday March 21, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Pasadena, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

11:30am PDT

Creating a Positive Digital Footprint with ePortfolios
ePortfolios allow your students to demonstrate their mastery of concepts and leave behind a positive digital footprint. We will show you multiple methods our district has used for creating ePortfolios.
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avatar for Molly Hardy

Molly Hardy

Assistant Principal, Hyde Middle School
avatar for Greg Pitzer

Greg Pitzer

Director of Technolog, San Ramon Valley Unified School District
Greg is the Director of Technology at San Ramon Valley Unified School District. His work focuses on integrating technology into the curriculum with an emphasis on using online instructional tools. He was a middle school science & technology teacher for 8 years and worked in the education... Read More →


Friday March 21, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Sierra, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

11:30am PDT

Level Up! - Classroom Gamification for Even the Non-Gamer
Learn how to use game dynamics in your classroom to increase student engagement, motivation, and achievement, even if you’ve never played a video game before in your life (like me)!
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Megan Ellis

Teacher, Westlake Charter School
English teacher, lover of sunshine, consumer of too much coffee. MERIT11, GTANY12, CUE Lead Learner, 2013 CUE Outstanding Emerging Teacher, CUE Rock Star Faculty Session materials available at: http://tinyurl.com/meganellis


Friday March 21, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Santa Rosa, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

11:30am PDT

Stop Teaching and Start Learning
Let’s talk about why we teach so hard and work so much when our students should be doing all the hard and fun work of learning. How can we change?
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Karl Lindgren-Streicher

VP, School District #42
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Diane Main

Director of Learning, Innovation and Design (9-12), The Harker School
I love gaming in education, and also any focus on making learning fun. I teach a computer science class and have an advisory, but the biggest part of my job is supporting teachers in trying new things. I am also kind of addicted to professional development and karaoke.


Friday March 21, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Andreas, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

11:30am PDT

Teaching Across Campuses by Videoconference in Advanced Technology Classrooms
Learn best practices for teaching combined classes of local and remote students via videoconference, based on experiences at DeVry University’s California campuses using a network of Advanced Technology Classrooms.
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Friday March 21, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Ventura, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

11:30am PDT

Texting Students? Betcha Didn't Know You Could
Join Remind101 to learn the latest innovations in using mobile technology to extend learning beyond your classroom walls.

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Friday March 21, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Smoketree C, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

1:45pm PDT

Cue Can Flip; a PlayDate in Three Acts
Flipped instruction is a way to make face-to-face time more productive through the use of video; this session will help you create engaging videos in a plethora of formats.
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Sam Patterson

Head Maker Wrangler, Echo Horizon School (independent)
Sam Patterson, M.F.A., Ed.D. is a Makerspace teacher for PreK-6th grade students at Echo Horizon School in Culver City California. Dr. Patterson is an innovative teacher using puppet building and computer programming to inspire kids to create and share. His shares his work through... Read More →


Friday March 21, 2014 1:45pm - 4:45pm PDT
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View ticket for room location.

1:45pm PDT

iPad Boot Camp: Teaching, Learning, and Creating (bring your own iPad)
Already have an iPad? Ready for more effective classroom use? Bring your iPad to learn management tips, integration techniques and apps. Participants must bring their own iPad 2 or higher running iOS6 or higher.
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Smita Kolhatkar

Director of Technology and Innovation, Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School
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Carolyn Tuomy

Consultant, Palo Alto Unified School District
Carolyn taught kindergarten through grade 6. She is now a consultant specializing in technology integration.


Friday March 21, 2014 1:45pm - 4:45pm PDT
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View ticket for room location.

1:45pm PDT

Students Craft Their Own Learning With MinecraftEDU
Many students already play Minecraft and enjoy teaching themselves through this game. Use the teacher tools of MinecraftEDU to leverage this gaming platform in class. Participants must bring their own laptop.
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Diane Main

Director of Learning, Innovation and Design (9-12), The Harker School
I love gaming in education, and also any focus on making learning fun. I teach a computer science class and have an advisory, but the biggest part of my job is supporting teachers in trying new things. I am also kind of addicted to professional development and karaoke.
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John Miller

King City Union School District, Chalone Peaks Middle School
John is a middle school history teacher and Minecraft in education curriculum developer, trainer, and global mentor. He is also a Google Innovator and CUE Lead Learner with over 20 years classroom experience. John holds a Masters Degree in Educational Technology and Instructional... Read More →


Friday March 21, 2014 1:45pm - 4:45pm PDT
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View ticket for room location.

2:00pm PDT

No More Flat Words
The question is no longer to blog or not to blog, but rather is blogging the next genre of writing? Learn how we developed a middle school full of bloggers.
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Friday March 21, 2014 2:00pm - 2:20pm PDT
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

2:00pm PDT

Assistive Technology At Your Fingertips
Many devices and materials you already use in your classrooms are Assistive Technology. Attendees will be enlightened with many free and low cost materials that help students access the curriculum.
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Friday March 21, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm PDT

Developing a Digital Dossier Common Core Style
CCSS requires students to create and publish original content on the Internet. Come discuss how to encourage students to develop an academic/professional digital dossier through blogging, digital portfolios and Twitter.
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Rebecca Girard

Science Teacher/EdTech Instigator, Notre Dame High School
Rebecca has been teaching high school science for the past 23 years. She is passionate about educating young minds and sharing with her students the impact that science has on our daily lives. She is also the EdTech Instigator/Lead Learner for Notre Dame High School. 2013 MEd Media... Read More →


Friday March 21, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Mesquite A, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm PDT

Scriptalicious
Harness the power of Google Apps Scripts to enhance the student learning experience and strengthen a teacher’s workflow by using pre-made scripts to automate your already powerful Google Apps.
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Friday March 21, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Mesquite C, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm PDT

Using Edmodo to Meet Common Core Standards
Presentation focuses on meeting CCSS through Edmodo collaborative discussions, using Edmodo’s formative assessment features and align them to CCSS, and using Edmodo Apps to develop multiple skills to meet CCSS.
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Friday March 21, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Madera, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:00pm PDT

Visual Literacy: The Silver Bullet for Common Core
Come, discover how images spur higher-order thinking mandated by Common Core. Experience (and download) replicable, image-based projects for introducing material and assessing achievement.
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Friday March 21, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Smoketree F, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

2:30pm PDT

Teens and Social Media
This CUE tip will cover many of the hot social media tools that teens are using. As educators it is important to be aware of the tools teens are using and the risks that are involved.
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Friday March 21, 2014 2:30pm - 2:50pm PDT
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

3:30pm PDT

A Learning Management System Throw-Down
Join the discussion about learning management systems. Veteran users share their experiences using specific LMSs in order to help you determine what LMS is the best fit for you.
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Scott Bedley

Teacher, Irvine Unified, Plaza Vista K-8
Scott is a 5th-grade teacher, author, speaker. He was selected Orange County TOY, California TOY Finalist, & OC CUE Outstanding Educator. He's a founding member of Skype's Master Teachers and was highlighted in Microsoft's Super Bowl ad. He co-created Global School Play Day www.globalschoolplayday.com... Read More →
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Catherine Cabiness-Atkinson, Ed.D.

History/Social Science Department Teacher, Garden Grove USD
Learning alongside my students is what makes being in the classroom so exciting for me. I'm happy to chat about meaningful learning with technology as I'm a firm believer that technology is a tool, not the product.
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Jody Green

Ed Tech Coach, La Habra City School District
Jody Green is an Academic Coach who is passionate about helping teachers and students amplify their voices using technology. She is a Google Certified Innovator and Trainer, Leading Edge Certified Professional Learning Leader, CUE Rock Star Faculty, CUE Lead Learner, Book Creator... Read More →
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Chris Long

Ed. Tech Coordinator, Huntington Beach Union High School District
Chris Long is an instructional leader who is passionate about using technology to create collective and innovative environments to improve teaching and learning. With 18 years of high school physics teaching experience, Chris thrives when he is helping students and educators to ask... Read More →


Friday March 21, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Ventura, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

3:30pm PDT

Creating a District-Wide Assistive Technology (AT) Advisory and Assessment Team
Participants will be provided an outline of steps to consider when developing a district-level team to provide guidance and assessment for AT implementation.
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Friday March 21, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

3:30pm PDT

Digital Photography, the Cloud, and Common Core
Attendees will gain ideas to use digital photography and the cloud to implement common core.  Strategies will be shown to make Edmodo, Subtext, Tools 4 Students, Kidblogs, Wiki Spaces, Green Screen Wizard, Dropbox, and digital photography successful tools for teaching creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication.  While not required, bringing your own laptop or ipad may be helpful.  Ipads will be made available for use during the session for the first 35 attendees.  Hard copies of all materials will be provided for the first 50 attendees, and links to materials provided will be posted online following the session.  The session will be presented by Kathleen Pickard NBCT and the Cedargrove Technology Team.
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Friday March 21, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Mojave Learning Center, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

3:30pm PDT

PSSST!: Problem-Solving Strategies, Students and Technology!
Want to learn about and see how we used student-centered strategies and integrated technology across the curriculum to naturally and effectively promote critical thinking and problem-solving in students? Join us!
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Stephanie Campbell

Part Time Faculty, CSUF


Friday March 21, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Santa Rosa, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

3:30pm PDT

Raising College-Eligible Scores with Shmoop
Shmoop.com provides rigorous-yet-relatable online Test Prep, Common Core-Aligned Courses, and Learning Guides. Speakers will discuss Indio High School's jump from low-achieving to college-bound, with SAT, ACT, CAHSEE, and AP scores improving above the national average.
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Friday March 21, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Smoketree C, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

3:30pm PDT

Twenty Four Students Capture a Trip to Alcatraz Within an iBook
Learn how a teacher and an Edtech coach combined forces to empower fifth grade students to use their voices, teach others and capture experiential learning through an iBook publishing project.
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Ellen Kraska

District Instructional Coach, Palo Alto Unified School District
Ellen Kraska is passionate about designing learning experiences that integrate collaboration and creativity within agile learning environments.   Ellen designs and facilitates professional learning experiences for educators across twelve elementary schools in Palo Alto Unified... Read More →
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Christina Nosek

5th-grade Teacher & Author, Nixon Elementary School


Friday March 21, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Andreas, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

4:30pm PDT

Top 10 Apps for Classroom Use
iPads in the Classroom: Navigating iPad Apps for classroom use can be an overwhelming task for teachers. This session provides teachers with valuable resources and guidelines to help them find Apps that truly apply to iPad implementation in their classroom. This session would be beneficial to anyone looking to streamline their learning curve and get started whether they are a 1:1 school, or if only the teacher has an iPad for classroom use. Examples of how media apps can be used for book reports, interactive note taking, and peer collaboration are focus areas for this session.
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Friday March 21, 2014 4:30pm - 4:50pm PDT
Lobby, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
 
Saturday, March 22
 

8:00am PDT

STEM and PBL: 5 E-Z Projects for Your Classroom
Discoverer STEM-PBL Imagineering. Build 5 beginning interactive projects to introduce students to STEM-PBL Explore real-world, authentic problems; how students learn the problem-solving process. Discover how students learn best when encouraged to construct their own knowledge with integrated projects. Participants must bring their own device.
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Saturday March 22, 2014 8:00am - 11:00am PDT
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View ticket for room location.

8:30am PDT

Get SLAMMED With Google
SLAM! A posse of Google ninjas battle head-to-head on lesser-known Google Tips. Fun, inspiring, fast-paced, and informative.
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Megan Ellis

Teacher, Westlake Charter School
English teacher, lover of sunshine, consumer of too much coffee. MERIT11, GTANY12, CUE Lead Learner, 2013 CUE Outstanding Emerging Teacher, CUE Rock Star Faculty Session materials available at: http://tinyurl.com/meganellis
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JR Ginex-Orinion

Science & Digital Learning Coach, Tustin Unified School District
JR is a dynamic, engaging instructional coach and science teacher from Southern California. He has presented across the country and internationally on leadership, instructional coaching, educational technology topics, and tools. He is a Google Innovative Educator (#GTANY12), Google... Read More →
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Lisa Highfill

Tech Integration specialist, Pleasanton Unified School District
Lisa Highfill (@lhighfill) is an Instructional Technology Coach in the San Francisco Bay Area. She earned her masters in Educational Technology Leadership and has been a classroom teacher for over 20 years. As a Google Certified Innovator, and a YouTube Star Teacher, she travels the... Read More →
avatar for Karl Lindgren-Streicher

Karl Lindgren-Streicher

VP, School District #42
avatar for Diane Main

Diane Main

Director of Learning, Innovation and Design (9-12), The Harker School
I love gaming in education, and also any focus on making learning fun. I teach a computer science class and have an advisory, but the biggest part of my job is supporting teachers in trying new things. I am also kind of addicted to professional development and karaoke.
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Joe Wood

Instructional Technology & Assessment Director, Natomas Charter School
Joe Wood is the Instructional Technology & Assessment Director for Natomas Charter School and Lead for CUE Rockstar Lake Tahoe and Maui. His career began as a middle school science teacher, but he has also held positions as a technology and literacy coach. Joe's interests are digital... Read More →


Saturday March 22, 2014 8:30am - 9:30am PDT
Catalina, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

8:30am PDT

Getting Googly
We’ll cover practical ways to integrate the Google Tools that you're not (yet) using into your classroom: Google Voice, Advanced Search, Conditional Formatting, Docs Story Builder, YouTube Safety, etc.
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Brandon Wislocki

Fifth Grade Teacher, Irvine Unified
Brandon is a 5th grade teacher from Irvine, California. He is a Google Certified Innovator (GTANY 2012) and is a Google Certified Trainer. Brandon has his Masters in Education Technology. Brandon has been 1:1 within the classroom with Chromebooks for 3 years and has used and managed... Read More →


Saturday March 22, 2014 8:30am - 9:30am PDT
Mesquite B, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

8:30am PDT

Inspiration, School Improvement, and Technology
This session will explore how to inspire a school community to improve its academic and professional environments, and how technology can play a vibrant role in making this happen.
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Rushton Hurley

Exec. Director and Lead Janitor, NextVista.org
Rushton Hurley is an educator who believes this is a great time to teach. In his work, he has taught Japanese language, been principal of an online school, directed a professional development program, and succeeded as a social benefit entrepreneur. He loves creativity, collaborative... Read More →


Saturday March 22, 2014 8:30am - 9:30am PDT
Madera, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

8:30am PDT

Mastering Math Facts Without Frustration
Ditch ineffective "drill and kill" methods. Set up a Math Facts Station and use it on Monday with just one iPad/iPhone. Students get immediate feedback, stop counting, and master math facts.
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Catherine Petuya

Teacher, Elk Grove Unified School District
To be an effective teacher means to be always learning, always seeking to reach every student. Technology has opened tremendous opportunities. What a great time to be an educator!


Saturday March 22, 2014 8:30am - 9:30am PDT
Smoketree F, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

8:30am PDT

Using Research to Improve Technology Integration
Find out about current evidence-based research on technology integration in education. Find out how to consume research, conduct it, and apply it to your situation.
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Lesley Farmer

Professor of Library Media, California State University, Long Beach
Dr. Lesley Farmer, Professor at California State University (CSU) Long Beach, coordinates the Librarianship program. She also manages CSU’s ICT Literacy Project. Dr. Farmer chairs CSLA's Committee on Standards Integration and the Research TF. She chaired the International Federation... Read More →


Saturday March 22, 2014 8:30am - 9:30am PDT
Mesquite DE, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

8:30am PDT

Video Meets Primary Sources to Make History Come Alive
Students use historical primary sources, mainly art, to record the historic moment in their own words and actions. These actions are then recorded on video to share with others.
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Saturday March 22, 2014 8:30am - 9:30am PDT
Mesquite GH, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

8:30am PDT

What and How?? 20 Time in Education
WHAT is 20 Time and HOW do we implement it in the K-12 classroom? Let your brain swirl with ideas about inspiring creativity while meeting Common Core State Standards.
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Kate Petty

Director of Events, EdTechTeam
Kate Petty spent ten years as a high school English and ELD teacher. She fell in love with inquiry-based learning and made her way to her district office first as an EdTech TOSA and then as the district Instructional Technology Coordinator. Kate has a BA from the University of Nevada... Read More →


Saturday March 22, 2014 8:30am - 9:30am PDT
Sierra, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:00am PDT

BYOD: Magic Pill or Big Headache?
Districts look toward BYOD to increase students’ access to technology. But is it effective? Hear about Claremont High’s two-phase BYOD pilot, including policies, design, professional development, successes and limitations.
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Saturday March 22, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Mesquite DE, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:00am PDT

Creative Learning Opportunities with iOS
Bring your iOS device and participate in technology-rich activities ranging from content consumption to dynamic creative thinking projects that utilize a variety of free and low-cost apps.
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Luke Hibbard

Coordinator of Technology and Professional Development, Stanislaus County Office of Education
Luke Hibbard is the Coordinator for Technology and Professional Development at the Stanislaus County Office of Education. After spending 10 years as a classroom teacher in Empire Union Schools, he transitioned to the county office where he has assisted with tehnology integration into... Read More →
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Burt Lo

Director II, Digital Curriculum & Instructional Technology, Stanislaus County Office of Education
Burt Lo has been a middle school teacher, district instructional technology director, and a county office professional development coordinator. Currently, he is the Director II of Digital Curriculum & Instructional Technology with the Stanislaus County Office of Education.


Saturday March 22, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Mojave Learning Center, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:00am PDT

Curriculum Apps in Reading, Writing, and Organization for iDevices
Come and learn about some popular curriculum apps for the Apple devices. Choosing apps for the classroom ranging from free to paid will be discussed.
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Saturday March 22, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Tapestry, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:00am PDT

Flipped Out: An Elementary Approach to the Flipped Classroom
Session will focus on how to effectively implement the flipped model in a self contained class setting. Discussion will cover not only how to create and use these videos with your students, but will also touch on how to the school day looks.
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Saturday March 22, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Madera, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:00am PDT

Life through Presentations; Creating Content Rich Presentations that Avoid Boredom
Avoid “Death by Powerpoint” by learning powerful strategies and methods for creating content rich and effective presentations with any presentation software! Students can benefit from living through YOUR quality presentations.
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Saturday March 22, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Catalina, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:00am PDT

Making Magic With Augmented Reality
Get excited to redefine your classroom with Augmented Reality. Create a magical learning experience, engage your students on a whole new level, and even leverage AR for student created products.
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avatar for Jessica Pack

Jessica Pack

Language Arts, Social Studies, ASB, Video Production Teacher, Palm Springs USD
Jessica teaches 6th grade Language Arts, #flipclass Social Studies, Associated Student Body Leadership, and Video Production for Palm Springs Unified. She is a 2014 California Teacher of the Year and her classroom is a 1:1 Chromebook environment with plenty of iPads for students to... Read More →
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John Stevens

Chaffey JUHSD
John is an instructional math and technology coach in Southern California. He is the author of Table Talk Math and co-author of The Classroom Chef, blogs about his passions at http://fishing4tech.com, and would love to create more opportunities for kids to love mathematics.


Saturday March 22, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Mesquite F, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:00am PDT

Online Bookmarking Web 2.0 with Diigo: Untether, Tag, Annotate, Collaborate!
Where did I bookmark those Common Core resources? Untether yourself with Diigo, the Web2.0 online bookmarking site. Tag, annotate, and access resources from all your devices. Collaborate with others.
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Saturday March 22, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Mesquite C, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:00am PDT

Putting the Primary into Your Sources
Using primary sources is at the heart of the common core reading standards. Get ideas on how to integrate them, using multiple instructional strategies, to support multiple core content area.
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Kelly O'Brien

6th Grade English and History Teacher, Mann Middle School - SDUSD
I have been a teacher in San Diego Unified for 14 years. Presently, I am a 6th grade English and History teacher. Over the years I have found that my passion is teaching from a project based approach, which enables me to meet the needs of my diverse students. Project Based Learning... Read More →


Saturday March 22, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Smoketree F, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

10:00am PDT

Student Engagement in Educational Apps
Join this session to learn how new data on student engagement can better equip educators to augment traditional classroom instruction with a personalized learning experience on the iPad.
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Saturday March 22, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Mesquite B, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:00pm PDT

Bringing All Students into the Discussion with Backchanneling
This session will introduce you to backchanneling as a means to increase student participation and engagement. Participants will learn tips on how-to lead a successful backchannel using free online tools.
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Angela Estrella

Library Media Teacher, Lynbrook High School


Saturday March 22, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Sierra, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:00pm PDT

OT for AT’s & Teachers: A Glimpse through the Occupational Therapist’s Lens
This presentation will provide a glimpse through the Occupational Therapist’s lens to help participants understand how motor, perceptual & sensory processing abilities affect a student’s academic performance & potential for greater success with technology. Begin to consider these underlying motor capabilities in your decisions about accommodations, strategies & technology for your struggling students from the perspective of an Occupational Therapist.

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Saturday March 22, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:00pm PDT

What’s the difference: Office 365 and Office 2013
Learn the differences between Office 365 and Office 2013 and how they can work online or integrate with each other seamlessly in your educational environment.
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Saturday March 22, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Primrose A, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:00pm PDT

“Best Day of School Ever!” Innovation Day at Your School
Want to see students excited to come to school and create? This presentation will help you run Innovation Day this year, from planning to implementation to logistical tips.
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avatar for Karl Lindgren-Streicher

Karl Lindgren-Streicher

VP, School District #42


Saturday March 22, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Andreas, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:30pm PDT

Curated Collections with PBS LearningMedia
Dive into a treasure trove of curated media collections in PBS LearningMedia around special topics including flipped learning, making and cool careers.
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Saturday March 22, 2014 12:30pm - 12:50pm PDT
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

12:30pm PDT

20% Projects Are 100% Awesome
Implement passion-based learning through 20% Projects; give students 20% of class time for personal learning. Experience the process, then develop a structure to implement 20% Projects with your own students. Participants must bring their own device.
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avatar for Jessica Pack

Jessica Pack

Language Arts, Social Studies, ASB, Video Production Teacher, Palm Springs USD
Jessica teaches 6th grade Language Arts, #flipclass Social Studies, Associated Student Body Leadership, and Video Production for Palm Springs Unified. She is a 2014 California Teacher of the Year and her classroom is a 1:1 Chromebook environment with plenty of iPads for students to... Read More →
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John Stevens

Chaffey JUHSD
John is an instructional math and technology coach in Southern California. He is the author of Table Talk Math and co-author of The Classroom Chef, blogs about his passions at http://fishing4tech.com, and would love to create more opportunities for kids to love mathematics.


Saturday March 22, 2014 12:30pm - 2:00pm PDT
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. View ticket for room location.

1:30pm PDT

'Make' Your Own Innovative Space: FabLab, MakerSpace, Idea Lab
Explore and Discover what innovative spaces look like, the diversity of learning opportunities they provide, and how you can create your own fabulous space.
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Catherine Davis

Director of Innovation & Ed Tech, Westside Neighborhood School
I love sharing and teaching about learning and technology.


Saturday March 22, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Smoketree F, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

1:30pm PDT

Bridging Informal Learning to Your PBL Classroom
Students use games, media and social networks in their private lives to enhance experiences and create informal learning. PBL is the perfect format to leverage that informal use to engage students deeply.
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James D Brown, PhD

Instructional Technology Coach/Coordinator, Calistoga Joint Unified School District


Saturday March 22, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Andreas, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

1:30pm PDT

Build Your Own Mobile App In 50 Minutes... Without Coding!
We teach our students to read AND write, so why not teach them to use AND MAKE mobile applications? Learn to create your own mobile application without coding!
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Sean O'Neil

Principal, Washington Middle College High School
I'm big on innovation of communication and how it can improve student learning. I'm a Google Certified Teacher & Education Trainer who loves to help other educators push themselves outside of the box we're all forced to work in.


Saturday March 22, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Mesquite A, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

1:30pm PDT

Inspire Creativity While Respecting Copyright with Fair Use & Creative Commons
Learn how to teach and model respect for copyright, intellectual property, and good digital citizenship while producing creative works by understanding and leveraging Fair Use and Creative Commons and Public Domain resources.
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Jane Lofton

Teacher Librarian, Mira Costa High School
Teacher Librarian at Mira Costa HS in Manhattan Beach USD. Google Certified Teacher & Google Educator. Past President of CSLA (California School Library Association). AASL (American Association of School Librarians) Best Websites for Teaching & Learning Committee member. Passionate... Read More →
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Glen Warren

Vice President, California School Library Association
Glen Warren is currently the Vice President of Government Relations for the California School Library Association (CSLA) and is a passionate information and digital literacy advocate.


Saturday March 22, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Pasadena, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

1:30pm PDT

Redefining your Classroom with SAMR
Discover a process to help you redefine your classroom with SAMR. See examples of each step of the process and how it can redefine your educational program.
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Saturday March 22, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Mesquite B, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA